All topics concerning Chris' discography
As is usually the case with tours, the album was already recorded and I was just hired to promote it, however, I did get to record a single with Midge called, Call of the wild, I also did a film soundtrack and recorded a slap bass track for Ultravox!! Midge's proper band!!
Have you noticed the bass on Touché D'Amour is almost identical to the one on Teach Me To Dance?
I know Chris uses bits from one song to another...but Touché was the original one.
Thanks for all the info and the time you're spending here Kevin...
I know you've got lots more to share!!
Hi Kevin , I was wondering if you would mind answering a few non -Chris Rea questions ...
1) Who are/were you fave bass players ?
2)What basses do you play now ?
3) Who are you playing with now / or in the future ?
All the best
Thanks for the questions, so here are the replies:
My fave bass players are: James Jamerson,John Paul Jones,Jaco Pastorious and Marcus Miller. I like to think my playing reflects their styles, like the fretless work with Chris, is very Jaco! and the bass solo on the 84 recordings is Marcus influenced.
I still have the Steinberger fretless from the days of working with Chris, but have been through several fretted basses, but have had a 5string Peavey since 1989.
The most recent project I have done is the Steve Coogan tour at the end of last year, but being a session player, I just take whatever is offered.
Hope that answers your querys.
All the best,
Once again thank you for taking the time to answer the questions asked by members of this forum.
Between the eyes of love I call your name
Behind the guarded walls I used to go
Upon a summer wind there's a certain melody
Takes me back to the place that I know
Down on the beach
Kevin , thanks so much for your reply ....as a "failed " bass player myself , I still find myself listening to songs , then realising all I did was follow the bass line .....
All the guys in your list are people I have followed for years , but I have never been lucky to see them live ;
The late James Jamerson ; The first time I read his name was in the early 70's in an interview with Jimmy Lea from Slade , who said "he is a genius ....and he only uses one finger to play the bass " I recently bought the dvd "Standing in the Shadows of Motown " , where some of his story is told ....a whole movie about him would be better
John Paul Jones ; .....seen Page & Plant live a few times , but not Zep ....maybe one day
Marcus Miller; ...i've seen Miles Davis live , but M.M was not in the band ( I will listen to the CR recordings from 84 with much more insight now , as I was not really aware of Marcus Miller back then .
Jaco Pastorious ; ...i've seen loads of guys that were in Weather Report (Zawinul, Wayne Shorter etc) , but he's the one I would loved to have seen....coincidence ; just before I read your reply , I had been listening to Ian Hunter's "All American Alien Boy " , with a Pastorious bass solo that still makes me smile , all these years on
Again , Kevin , thanks so much for taking the time to reply , as I could talk "Bass " stuff forever
All the best
Just re-read this branch... a thousand thanks to Kevin for taking his time for posting such amazing things here! It is strange nobody asked Kevin about 2 songs from summer'84 festival setlists - Pigs Might Fly and I Don't Wanna Go which do not appear on any studio release. Were they ever recorded at the studio or not? When did Chris write these songs?
I think Kevin might remember the answer...
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